Take a seat, Spider-Man! While Marvel’s most famous insectoid superhero is currently in the process of being rebooted, Ant-Man is flying into theaters and into our hearts on the back of a gigantic carpenter ant. Marvel’s Ant-Man, which is in theaters now, stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, an ex-con who is forced to put his particular set of skills (breaking and entering) to use at the behest of a curmudgeonly scientist/former superhero Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). Of course, this is breaking and entering in the name of saving the world, with a healthy dash of size-changing action, heartfelt emotion, and a great sense of humor, to boot.
To take you further inside the world of Ant-Man, I sat down with stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, T.I., David Dastmalchian, Michael Peña, and director Peyton Reed. In our wide-ranging conversation, we talked about Ant-Man’s unique appeal as a hero, how he fits into the larger picture of the MCU, the possibility of an #Antourage spinoff movie, and waffles. We also talked an awful lot about waffles. You’ll understand once you see it.
Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of 100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. You can follow him on Twitter (@Osteoferocious).